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Kinesiology Masters of Science

The Master of Science degree in Kinesiology is a thesis and publication program. The blend of engaged faculty, practical and hands-on learning, plus a new state of the art facility will prepare the indidvidual to succeed in a variety of rewarding careers. The Master of Science Degree in Kinesiolgy at Humboldt State offers a range of courses in: Exercise Science, Health Promotion, Biomechanics, Physical Education Teaching/Coaching, Sport & Exercise Psychology, and Exercise Physiology. Five Year Course Rotation


  • Courses must have a B- or better in each:
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Biomechanics
  • Motor Learning
  • Sports Psychology
  • Graduate Requirements Exam (GRE):

  • Verbal (425 minimum)
  • Quantitative (425 minimum)
  • Writing (3.5 minimum)
  • **TOEFL (600 minimum or 250 for computer version)

Required Core Courses

  • KINS 610 Statistics for Kinesiology
  • KINS 635 Research Methods in Kinesiology
  • KINS 640 Psychology of Sport & Exercise
  • KINS 650 Exercise Physiology
  • KINS 655 Biomechanics
  • Elective Courses (9 units)

  • Upper Division/Graduate Level Major Electives. In consultation with advisor/thesis committee.
  • Capstone Course

  • KINS 690 Thesis writing Seminar (6 units)
  • Graduate Teaching Assistants

  • KINS 615 College Teaching in Kinesiology